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Term 1 Pick and Mix
Welcome to St George Class
We We are a class of year 5 pupils in Upper Key Stage 2.
Our class teacher: Ms Henriquez
Our class TA: Ms Cairns
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Last year, we adopted a curriculum which is published by Cornerstones. English and all foundation subjects: History, Geography, Art, DT and Music are taught through our termly theme. Cornerstones will provide our children with a good level of challenge, giving them opportunities to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding across the full range of National Curriculum subjects.
Year 5 will experience 3 Imaginative Learning Projects in a year. Each individual project is split into sections, which see children progress through four stages of learning: Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. We are confident that our curriculum will instil a curiosity and love of learning/school in our children. It will help them maintain their well-being and provide opportunities for each of them to achieve their full potential. In every lesson and homework piece, we make sure that there is an accessible challenge to extend learning and we even have a termly curriculum challenge for all the whole school to take part in!
Our Term 1 & 2 Topic
Over the year, the children will learn many things through our projects and our topic for terms 1 and 2 is, 'Dynamic Dynasties.'
Children will explore periods of ancient Chinese history. They will explore a timeline of the first five Chinese dynasties and learn about the legends surrounding the beginning of Chinese civilisation. They will take a deep dive into the history of the Bronze Age Shang Dynasty and explore evidence found in the ancient city of Yin. They will study oracle bones, learn about religious beliefs and explore bronze artefacts that set the Shang Dynasty apart from other civilisations. They will also study the hierarchy of the Shang Dynasty and discover who was powerful and who was powerless. They will look at warfare and find out how bronze technology gave the Shang Dynasty an advantage over their enemies. They will learn about the life of the great military leader, Fu Hao. The children will then look at significant aspects of life after the Shang Dynasty, including the work of Confucius in the Zhou Dynasty, the short but significant reign of Emperor Qin Shi Huang of the Qin Dynasty and the importance of the Silk Road created by the Han Dynasty. To end the project, your child will find out how ancient China’s lasting legacy can be seen in the world today.
P.E days are on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Please ensure your child brings their PE kit to change into on these days.
Children may need jogging bottoms if we are outside as the weather changes. Children must be able to take out their ear rings before the lesson and are responsible for looking after these. If your child is unable to remove their ear rings, they must come to school with tape on their ears or you can show your child how to apply the tape themselves before the lesson.
Homework will be sent home on a Friday to be returned the following Thursday.
There will be a maths, spelling and literacy/reading comprehension task for the children to complete. Homework is adapted to suit the abilities of the children and each piece of homework includes an accessible challenge to ensure that all children are being extended in their learning.
Homework should be returned to school by the following Thursday. In addition to this, children will have a weekly spelling test every Friday based on the spellings sent home the previous week. Furthermore, children are expected to read their book, sent home from school, read their KO and practice all their times tables up to 12s for 8 minutes each, every night.
Children can practice the recall of their times tables on Times Table Rock Stars whereby homework will be set each week. To access TTRS, children only need to input their Accelerated Reader logins.
Please remember to look at your Knowledge Organisers each night at home and quiz your child on the different interesting facts on both sides! The information on these sheets should be easily recalled by the children once the topic is completed. Children may also wish to extend their learning beyond the knowledge organiser if they have a specific interest in the topic. Please use the knowledge organiser as a starting point for any extra study.
The knowledge organiser for our current topic, 'Dynamic Dynasties', will be sent home with your children.
St. George class are expected to follow the school’s Golden Rules at all times and are encouraged and rewarded for being ‘Green to go’.
The Golden Rules are:
If, after a reminder, a child continues to break a rule, their name will be moved on our class traffic lights. Each colour (yellow, orange and red) has a number of possible consequences, such as loss of play time. If a child has to move their name, they given the opportunity to earn their way back to green by sticking to the golden rules and showing “green to go” behaviour.
Rewards and Prizes
The children are rewarded in class by getting stickers, sweets or awards for following the Golden rules or for producing beautiful work. Green to Go Star of the week, Maths Star of the week and Literacy Star of the week are nominated and rewarded during class praise assembly on a Friday morning. The year 5 children can also receive a whole class reward each term! The children choose a treat and, working as a class, they aim to embody our golden rules throughout the school. This term the children have voted to have a film and popcorn!
We understand that every child is unique and so, we adapt our learning to suit all needs. Similarly, if your child is registered with the school as having specific special learning needs, please look at the home learning links to meet their requirements attached to this link. Thank you.